15 Interesting Facts About Dreaming

Submitted by: cobrakiller 7 years ago in Science
http://www.boredpanda.com/15-interesting-facts-about-dreams-dreaming/

Lets do what the article says and talk about our weirdest dream experiences...
There are 55 comments:
Male 362
Hmm the fifth thing says everyone`s dreams used to be in black & white because of B&W television... Enough B&W TV watching to override reality??
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Female 18
The last one is definitely true. I had a wet dream the other day in which I got off in less time and with less stimulation that it would take me to get of in real life. Of course usually I end up almost getting laid and then someone or something gets in my way.
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Male 1,523
I don`t know why, but there is one dream I remember quite well from when I was around 7 or 8 years old:
I was in a ranch style home with impossibly white walls, and a shag carpet. And I had this bag, that whenever I thought of an amount of money, it appeared in the bag. I also remember wishing the house was made out of money... Weird, huh?
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Male 16
I have had a reoccuring dream a few times over the past 10 years. Its always a different dream but with the same plot/scenes. Basically I have this tricked out UFO that I found and it drives like a ferrari. I am usually half coherent during these dreams and I can do whatever I want. One time I flew to the moon then came back down to my hometown and picked up a bunch of friends and we spent the whole night gallavanting in the ferrari spaceship....I never remember all of the dream but I always remember it enough that I get excited to have had the dream again. Sometimes I can even call this dream sequence forth on will. Though it doesn`t seem to last as long and its not as vivid.
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Male 25,416
i is learning!
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Female 249
I have awesome dreams, but forget them pretty quick. If I can write them down right after I wake up I can use that as a prompt to remember more...

Dreaming is awesome.
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Male 5,194
This one again. More like "5 or 6 facts, and a bunch of made-up junk because we can post whatever we want on teh intarnedz! HURR-DURRR"
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Male 440
I just hate having dreams within dreams. Like I`ll wake up from a dream, but I`m still in a dream and I won`t realize it right away.
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Male 440
I once had a dream that I had overslept and was late for work. I was stressed and annoyed as I rushed to try to get in as soon as possible. Then I woke for real only to find I really was late and I had to go though the whole thing again.
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Male 9,305
I remember a dream where I was walking outside of an apartment that I assume was mine holding a basket of laundry, while casually talking with my father (who I am currently at ends with). I stopped and looked forward into the distance and saw a bomb falling to the earth a few miles out. The bomb broke apart into smaller bombs in a perfect circle formation and struck the ground, exploding. The explosion rocked the earth, and threw me off my feet, as I put my hands up in an automatic yet futile defense against the blast, I felt the intense heat and heard people`s screams ringing in my ears right before I woke up.

The dream was so vivid, I pray that it is not future sight.
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Male 17,511
The `Dream Paralysis` thing is true and it can be scary if you wake up yet still can`t move. However, If you know what to do, It can be a gateway to lucid dreaming (dream control).
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Female 251
Apparently we`re all doing the wrong thing by getting partners. We should all just sleep instead.
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Male 1,505
"I frequently dream about strange colours and lights in the night sky. It`s pretty, but kinda creepy."

Those aren`t dreams. Those are aliens. You`re one invasion away from being Randy Quaid in Independence Day.
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Male 191
On Thursday I saw a dream that Moon is shinning too much then normal and Its too color full and It is coming near me... I was freaked out.. then after few moments the moon got back to its place and all shine glitter were gone. On saturday my gf sent me a few pics of here.... She was looking like an angel I thought she is the moon which came into my dream. On Monday, Yesterday my mobile got snatched and the pics were in my mobile so the pics were also gone... My F**king dream came true!!! Yee HaW!
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Male 107
those were some pretty interesting facts actually.
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Female 1,963
I`d like to know how they could possibly know number 4. I don`t believe they could. I certainly often dream about people that I don`t remember having ever seen before, and there is no way that some dream expert could prove that I`ve seen that person before.
There is also no proof for dreams being symbolic of anything.
Four to seven dreams per night? Now they`re just making stuff up.

I did appreciate the pictures though.
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Male 317
Wait Wait Wait a minute here...you say "Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone." But then there is all this information about what happens in dreams? What do they do, sit next to people all night then grill them the minute they wake up?

Also, Number 14 just caused me to completely doubt the entire story.
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Male 3,431
I am a 100% believer in precognitive dreams. Interpreting the dream is the difficult part.
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Female 1,172
I think #4 is bull. I think sometimes our brains put different faces we`ve seen together in different ways to create new faces.
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Male 230
I had sleep paralysis last night because I was reading a lot about it right before I went to sleep, good thing I had just learnt hot to snap out of it so that I wouldn`t try to move and see that I really cant instead of saying I cant witch makes my body think I`m kinda lying to myself or bluffing so that my brain wouldn`t go on panic mode causing me to have hallucinations of the scariest things I`v ever imagined and I closed my eyes to not see anything including possible hallucinations and I wiggled my toes and fingers ( the only part of your body that you can sometimes move) and fell back asleep. That or I had a dream that I was having sleep paralysis...
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Female 62
okay i just have to say the one about people playing music and you imaginging you are in a concert, i do that all the time, i use my phone to wake me up and it plays down with the sickness and sometimes i sleep through it because i miagine im listening to it in my dream. . . then im late school :)
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Male 80
weirdest dream i`ve ever had- me, ice cube, and cris collinsworth were supposed to help these old ladies walk up a big hill on my college campus, except the ladies were dead, like walking skeletons, dressed in floral print dresses and with curly white hair. i was the only one who seemed weirded out by this so i went along with it. about halfway up the hill, ice cube decides his woman isn`t going fast enough so he pushes her and she breaks in half. her skeleton guts spill on the ground, and ice cube takes a handful and eats it and tells me it tastes like spaghetti. cris collinsworth is standing there smiling, i`m trippin out cause ice cube just killed this old woman, then i wake up...

interpret that
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Male 92
Loxen, dreaming while not in REM sleep is completely possible. In fact, when I was writing a research essay about dreaming, I came across a study which showed that people awakened in NREM (non-REM) sleep often remembered thinking, even if they weren`t visually dreaming. And it has been shown dreaming can occur in NREM sleep.

I think the difference is that REM sleep is usually more vivid and emotional.

And I`ve experienced dreaming right after sleeping too. Once I even began dreaming before my body became paralyzed, and reached out for a bar I saw, only to have my real arm extend outward to nothing!
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Female 1,604
I always wondered if blind people actually "see" things when they dream.. well now I know
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Male 2,548
I dream before fully falling asleep too Loxen, apparently it`s a sign of a sleeping disorder...but having done it all my life and knowing many people who experience it as well, I`m not particularly concerned.

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Male 774
Loxen,

I think they can already do that, though the technology is limited.
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Female 1,386
That part about only seeing faces we know? Yeah... that tripped my Bs alarm.
Till the time comes that scientists can watch your dreams on a screen while eating popcorn...I`m going to say theres no way they could know that.

I also question Rem sleep being the only time you dream. I`ve had MANY times where I JUST drifted off to sleep (as in 1-2 minutes) and something wakes me up, yet I know for a fact I was dreaming in that short time.
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Male 774
Lionhart2,

Your dreams sound like what Friends should be about.

Also, lol.
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Male 8,300
I have this recurring nightmare, where I`m a mod on a site that keeps being spammed by bots selling Air Jordans and Nikes. And the other mods are a sheep-dratting New Zealander, a leprechaun, a bi one-handed giraffe and a really nice nice gay guy. Its creepy.
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Male 774
I`m one of the few who dream almost exclusively in B&W. :thumbs:

And I think the precog dreaming thing can be chalked up to a conversation or something happening in a dream that sometimes has a high percentage of happening in real life. But that`s just my experiences, as I`ve had those kind of dreams before.
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Male 15,510
I would like to know the studies behind this:

"4. In Our Dreams We Only See Faces That We already Know

Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams."
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Male 25,416
last one was bit of a shock!
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Male 782
I have experienced lucid dreaming many times. It`s creepy-sweet.

And my girlfriend often wakes up after sexual dreams and following orgasms - well, anyways, she think she has dreamed...
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Male 5,314
i absolutely hate remembering my dreams. i love just waking up in the morning only remembering that i was lying in bed.
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Male 92
"Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming" by Stephen LaBerge if interested.

(cut me off there).
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Male 92
Dreaming has been a sort of "hobby" of mine for the last few years. I like that this article stirs some interest in dreaming, but I`m not too sure about a few of these claims. By their numbers:

4) How could this ever be proven? I highly doubt my mind cannot synthesize a face, when it can create entire new and bizarre landscapes.

6) I think some dreams are symbolic, but at least in my experience, most are random and have little meaning. I`m sure this varies from person to person.

13) Regarding "precognitive dreams," I believe these (or the majority at least) are probably random happenings. For example, in a large city, chances are a few people are going to dream of an earthquake occurring at any given night. If an earthquake does occur the following day, it will seem to those people as if they predicted the earthquake. There are so many possible events that no doubt most people will experience them.

You guys should read "Explo
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Male 4,012
I often experience deja vu. I thought I had super powers or something.

Turns out 70% of surveyed claims that they also experienced it.

Damn it.
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Male 15,510
We never wake up really
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Male 40,772
[quote]15 snowmen of varying shapes and sizes - belunan[/quote]
Luckily, many dreams are just random! Lolz! Not ALL of them have `meanings`.

I frequently dream about strange colours and lights in the night sky. It`s pretty, but kinda creepy.
I never have the same dream twice, but sometimes am in the "same dream reality" as a previous dream.
Precognitive dreams are very scary, not useful at all!
I see my Dad (he`s been dead 25 years now) in my dreams sometimes too. It used to be VERY upsetting, but now I`m mostly happy to see him :)
I could go on and on, but I`ll spare you! My dream life freaks people out! lolz!
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Male 591
I also have precognitive dreams once in a while. Unfortunately it never involves any sort of useful information.
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Male 669
those are some sweet pictures
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Female 356
Often, in my dreams I`ll have a cake or something, wake up, and feel very disappointed when I can`t find the cake somewhere on my bed. I think for about a minute after waking up from a really good dream we lose our reasoning. We don`t completely let go of the idea that what we just dreamed is possible for about five minutes.
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Female 1,401
oh man i woke up once and was still paralyzed like that. i freaked out and felt like i couldn`t breathe. I`m sad it didn`t say anything about recurring dreams though
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Male 343
I never have regular dreams. I always have the future sight dreams. its creepy. i dont like it.
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Male 383
Very cool topic... always been interested in this kinda stuff....
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Female 3,598
Just last night, i had a dream where Charlie from It`s Always Sunny In Philidelphia was trying to kill me and my friends with a long knife. it was crazy. in the end i killed him with his own knife. (i was sad when i woke up cuz i like charlie)
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Female 119
i once had a strange and complex dream where this race or gnomes make me their queen. and i have reoccurring dreams where a giant sky octopus chases me around the city.
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Female 1,006
I have precognitive dreams >.>
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Male 1,505
Last week I had a dream that someone filled the bed of my truck with 15 snowmen of varying shapes and sizes doing different things. I don`t believe dreams are symbolic. Just weird, entertaining poo.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Men tend to dream more about other men [/quote]

I don`t know about that...

But it was an interesting article.
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Female 934
Also, lucid dreaming used to be considered a mental disorder. Weird, huh?
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Female 934
That was really inteeresting. I think it`s fascinating studying dreams. I have this book of dream symbols, and some of the interpretations they have for certain objects are wild!
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Male 554
very educational, i remember dreaming of being the HULK more than once a night for about 3 nights in a row o-o weird...
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Male 677
ive always wanted to lucid dream, now i know i can fap in a dream, i want to do it more :D
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Male 7,834
Link: 15 Interesting Facts About Dreaming [Rate Link] - Lets do what the article says and talk about our weirdest dream experiences...
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